Saturday 16 June 2012 – Event has been run
South Coast Cycling presents the 17th John Venturi Road Race including Su Spencer Junior Road Races
The Range, Willunga. Range Map
To download the John Venturi Road Race Results, CLICK HERE.
Su Spence Junior Road Race
A Grade – M Holmes ( SCC ) , A. Porter (KCC) , R. Wright ( SHM), T. Beddome (KCC)
B Grade – S, Perti (NCC), C. Pearce (NCC), B. O’Shea (CD), C. Margaritis (WCC)
C Grade – J. Drizners (KCC) , L. Prider (SCC) , K. Branson (PAC) , A. Cutts (SHM)
D Grade L. Kelly (CD) , P. McIntosh (SCC)
John Venturi Senior Road Race
Open A Grade (85km) A Edmondson T Jones A Kinnane R Gill Unplaced SCC rider D Parsons
Open B Grade (85km) J Kerley J Tattersall S Kavanagh M Wheeler D Cullen
Open C Grade (68km) D Smith S Cox R Scheuboeck T Russell D Gomer Unplaced SCC rider B McIntyre
Open D Grade (51km) K Porker S Fielke R Woolfe L Barker A Bemmer Unplaced SCC rider M Hofeer
Open F Grade (34km) R Allan M Custance B Baird
Open Women K. Parfitt C. Franson L. Barker
17TH JOHN VENTURI ROAD RACE
Cold breezy conditions met E Grade first away in the John Venturi graded road races on Saturday at The Range, covering the first lap in 31 minutes.
Richard Allan ( PACC,) Meriel Custance (SL ), and DavidValente (SHM ) attacked on the climb to the finish line and rode away from the rest of the field.
Damp conditions began to descend on the circuit.
On the final lap Allan attacked again to take line honors by 1 minute from Meriel Custance with Bob Baird overtaking David Valente to finish 3rd
Several scratchings from D Grade reduced the field to 20 riders.
Steven Fielke (NCC), Lucy Barker (NCC) and Kenton Porker (SHM) led the field over the line in the first lap in 26 minutes. The pace was maintained for the next three laps with Fielke, Barker, Rick Woolfe , and Porker driving the field to the finish line.
A close sprint finish to the line saw Porker cross first to defeat Fielke and Woolfe 2nd and 3rd respectively.
C Grade began with rain looming over the range making the light conditions very gloomy.
A large field of 24 riders held together for their 68km event with Chris Hewson (PACC) and Matthew Double (SHM) losing contact in the 3rd lap.
A Strong bunch finish on the slightly uphill finish saw Daniel Smith (PACC) record his first road race win, beating Sean Cox and RayScheuboeck for minor placi
Both B Grade and A Grade events were now coming into further bad weather conditions with the Commissaires calling to say fog was rolling in over the range on Meadows road.and reducing visability to 20 – 30 metres.
B Grade were about to receive the bell lap for their 85km event when the Chief Commissaire called on the radio to say the A Graders would also be given the bell lap much to the delight of the A Graders…..
It was a very tight finish for the placings in B Grade.
The review of the video gave Joel Kerley (NCC) the win from Jason Tattersall and Steven Kavanagh.
London Olympian Alex Edmondson burst out of the foggy finish line to win A Grade from last year’s highest placed finisher racing this year Tristan Jones and Alex Kinnane 3rd.
Alex Edmondson was presented the John Venturi Trophy by Deb Venturi (wife of the late John Venturi) as the winner of the event.
South Coast Cycling
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